Rob Trujillo Shares The Common Approach Of Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recently appeared in an interview with Revolver Magazine and opened up about the subject that Ozzy Osbourne and Lady Gaga shared the same point of view as musicians from different styles.
Robert Trujillo began to come to the fore after joining Suicidal Tendencies and replacing the bassist Bob Heathcote. After leaving it, he became a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band in the late ’90s. He adjusted to the hard rock and metal style and contributed to the albums like ‘Down to Earth.’
He re-recorded Bob Daisley’s bass parts for Osbourne’s reissued version of his first two solo albums’ Blizzard of Oz’ and ‘Diary of a Madman.’ During the same period, Trujillo established the supergroup Mass Metal and only released one studio album and one live album.
Then his friend Zakk Wylde recruited the bassist to perform in several Black Label Society shows. Later, he joined Metallica in 2003, two years after Jason Newsted’s leaving. He has been contributing to the band with his unique bass playing throughout the shows, including the unexpected 2017 Grammy performance of Metallica and Lady Gaga.
Recently, Trujillo said he considers himself lucky for having gotten the chance to work with Ozzy Osbourne and added that Bob Daisley influenced him regarding bass playing. As he revealed, Osbourne always encouraged him to show his total capacity while playing the instrument. According to him, the singers usually do not say that; however, Lady Gaga told him the same thing for the Grammy show.
Robert Trujillo said the following when asked how Ozzy Osbourne inspired him:
“Well, I was fortunate to be able to work with Ozzy for many years, and, you know, Zakk Wylde and I played together in the Nineties in Ozzy’s band. I was always really inspired by the bass playing of Bob Daisley and the rhythm section. Ozzy used to tell me, ‘Rob, you know, I’m your best friend, man. I’m your best friend because I love the bass. I don’t want you to turn it down. I want you to turn it up!’ You know, singers never say that. I mean, the only other singer that’s ever said that to me was Lady Gaga when we jammed with her with Metallica — and James Hetfield kind of looked over and was like, ‘What?'”
Trujillo has been with Metallica since 2003 and is the band’s longest-serving bassist. Previously, he was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the band’s current member, along with the previous bassists, Jason Newsted and Cliff Burton.